All that walking around San Gimignano works up an appetitite that even the finest of wines is unable to satisfy. As a result, we pretty much spent the entire drive back from San Gimignano looking out for a decent Italian restaurant. If there’s anything I learnt from our Italian rickshaw adventure, it was definitely the … Continue Reading

A first time trip to Italy is an incredible experience, it’s a country steeped in history, culture and mountains of delicious pasta and gelato on every street corner… and trust me on the latter, if you’re not rolling back to your hotel in a pasta-induced haze, you’re not doing Italy right! 😉 If you’re anything … Continue Reading

As we mentioned briefly in this post here, we’re in Italy! Italy is such a favourite of mine and a big dream I’ve harboured for the longest time was to stay in a Tuscan farmhouse in the middle of the countryside and soak in some of that Italian ‘La Dolce Vita‘ (The Sweet Life). The original … Continue Reading

From the canals and waterways of Venice, the dramatic coastal towns of Cinque Terre and the rolling hills of Tuscany –  Italy is one of the most diverse European countries to visit. One of the best ways I’ve found to experience Italy is by road with the country being well connected by roads through a vast majority of diverse cities, … Continue Reading

Arriving at the very first stop on our Italian road trip ended up being much later than we’d anticipated. Between the stops everywhere for photos and general tomfoolery, we ended up arriving around 9.30pm. At this point, all I could think was “I hope Italian restaurants are open till quite late” (I kinda thought they … Continue Reading

I’d been to Pisa before and so in a lot of ways, I wasn’t expecting to see anything new yet this trip to Pisa both surprised and impressed me!I managed to cram in more sights this time and see aspects I’d missed out on the first time around and gain a fresh perspective on Pisa! … Continue Reading

We’re heading to Italy again and are looking forward to an actual warm holiday! As it turns out, we’ve been on quite a few icy trips so far this year (at least 4 of the countries we’ve visited so far had snow on the ground) so it’s a welcome change to try out a sunny … Continue Reading

Easily one of the most iconic structures in Italy and indeed across the world, The Leaning Tower of Pisa is truly an amazing sight to behold! I was in so much of it when I saw it in person but I’m jumping the gun here, let me take a few steps back here… Visiting Pisa … Continue Reading

1.) Florence – Arguably the best gelatos and pizzas across the land – but then again I’m biased. Florence is the most idyllic Italian holiday destination with an easy pace of life and beautiful sights and history. And as an extra bonus for Florence, it’s only a little bit over 1 hour away from Pisa … Continue Reading